ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
VISION, MISSION & PURPOSE...
AGL strive to see women develop healthy attitudes and behaviors so that they can be successful while travel their journeys.
AGL's mission is to guide women in a way that they are healthy, prosperous, and resilient.
AGL's purpose is to empower women by providing opportunities for growth through personal and professional skill enhancement techniques.
THE HARSH REALITY
In 2015, 158 women were killed in Texas by their intimate partners.
*Source: Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council.
In 2014, 23,311 adults and children sheltered due to domestic abuse.
*Source: Texas Council on Family Violence
1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.
Because incidents of domestic violence are estimated to be dramatically underreported (as many as 70% of cases may go unreported) it's difficult to know exactly how often it occurs in the U.S. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, "every 9 seconds in the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten."
Both men and women are victims of domestic abuse, although women are more likely than men to experience domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline reports that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the U.S. "have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.
Children who live in a home where domestic violence occurs are also victims. According to Safe House, "more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes every year."